My most recently played game was a Call of Cthulhu boxed adventure being run for a large group of eight players, most of whom I was meeting for the first time. We had a fantastic, patient and knowledgeable Game Master but the game was disappointing. There was one player whose behavior almost ruined the night. It’s rare to have a single player enact so many terrible gaming habits in a single session but nonetheless that’s what happened. Below are the bad behaviors of the offending player. Take heed my gamer friends and avoid these.
Show Up Late – In my most recent game as a player I had a bad feeling when the game master had to call a player to check if they were coming. She was coming, but late. There’s nothing worse for the players and the GM than sitting around a table with nothing to do waiting on someone with poor time management skills. Arrive on time.
Don’t Bring Your Character – I am as guilty as the next player on this taboo. If you forget your character sheet often, give your game master a spare copy just in case. The guilty player in this last game wasn’t only late, they still had to make up a character. If you haven’t even rolled a character up yet, please show up to the game early. Continue reading 5 Things Every GM Wishes You Wouldn’t Do